It’s been quite the year for the trio of XX. Not only has their album ‘Coexist’ been at the top of UK and US album chart this year, it’s also the biggest album sold on vinyl of 2012. Pretty impressive.
So what’s next? Well one of the lads, producer Jamie has reworked one of their tracks called ‘Sunset’ and decided with the others to put it out for free. Pretty awesome huh.
The just over six minute version of ‘Sunset’ is absolutely delicious and we’re so glad it’s part of the Itunes Christmas free give away. So make sure you get it here.
Now have we got something exciting for you. let’s face it we don’t hear that much of the Albanian music industry, apart from the one off entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. But that’s about to change, because we were asked to give the latest single of singer songwriter Ardita Tusha a spin which is called ‘Forgiving an Angel’. Are we glad we did!
When we heard it we were quite surprised because we weren’t expecting this from the Albanian music scene. ‘Forgiving An Angel’ is a pretty nifty club track, which starts off in a somewhat lounge mood before some violins are added. Before you know it a fluent bassline kicks in and well the result is rather amazing. Pretty impressive! And there’s more good news, the lovely Ardita is offering the track for free on her soundcloud page. So make sure you get it!
We swear to have read somewhere that Ne-Yo wants the proper R&B ballads to return to the music charts in 2013. While we do appreciate a bit of Ne-You we actually think we have a much better candidate who can save the R&B ballad and bring them back to the top.
Though he’s been in the industry for quite a few years, we only found out today about US singer Jarell Perry, thanks to his management who thought we might like to hear his new single ‘Whiskey a Go Go’.
And you know what we’re glad they did, because the LA based singer songwriter’s material is fingerlicking good. The new single, an ode to his favourite drink, is very much in the line of Trey Songz and puts Perry right up with the line up of impressive R&B guys like Drake and even Usher. With impressive songwriter credentials for Fat Joe’s comeback single featuring Chris Brown, “Another Round.” already present it is only a matter of time before Jarell Perry gets his share of the worldwide fame.
To get us all excited, ‘Whiskey a Go Go’ can be downloaded for free from the following link. So go and check it out!
What a wonderful morning to wake up to, it’s lovely and sunny outside. But our Thursday got even better as both Chew Lips and Saint Lou Lou are offering a remix of their upcoming singles to their fans for free.
Chew Lips, are set to release ‘Hurricane’ as the first single of their yet to be named second album on September 3rd. It’s the follow up for the free track ‘Do You Chew’ which was released last month. Listen to the free remix below:
When we introduced them a few weeks ago, we didn’t know very much about them but Elektra and Miranda Kilbey, better known as Saint Lou Lou have already got the music world on their feet. With the release of their debut single ‘Maybe You’ planned on August 27, the Australian/Swedish raised sisters have released a remix of the track for free on Soundcloud. Different from the original, yet still very outstanding. Get it as quick as you can!
Nottingham-based quintet Dog Is Dead announced only a few weeks ago they are gearing up for their very own UK tour in October and November, which coincidentally also sees the release of their new album All Our Favourite Stories, out October 8. The release of the album is preceded by new single ‘Through the Night’ on October 1st.
Yet to get us in the mood for the new album, and their tour, the guys have now released a remix, which you can download for free below of their new single. So don’t miss out! It’s a cracking tune to kick start your Wednesday off with.
This week we’re focusing on an artist which is really out of this world: Both the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times have described Tom Hickox as ”truly original and out of this world” and believe us they were not wrong. If you were present at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Glastonbury and The Big Chill then Tom Hickox is bound to ring a huge Big Ben bell!
Already drawing comparisons to incredible singer songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Randy Newman, Tom’s distinguished ability to write amazing lyrics, sprung from his love for literature, and produce incredible melodies, something he inherited from his parents who were both active in the music industry, shine through in his song ‘The Angel of The North’, which he’s given out for free.
The track which will be featured on his debut album ”War, Peace And Diplomacy”, is so incredibly strong and connects with you instantly, shows why we have chosen this young man to be our ‘one to watch’ this week, as the exposure of his talent is simply astonishing. Talking about delivering such high quality on material, Tom explains: “I need to write hundreds of songs to get to the point where I am consistently delivering material that resonates on more than just a simple level, and that I care deeply about.” Spoken as a true artist!
With the support of his management and record company, the support of PR, papers and blogs, this man should get all the opportunities to launch him into massive stardom. Download your free copy of ‘The Angel of the North’ below:
''Going Crazy'' - Dizzee Rascal & Robbie Williams
''Walks Like Rihanna'' - The Wanted
''I Love It'' - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Gentleman'' - The Saturdays
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Cinderella'' - Diana Vickers
Wretch 32 feat. Jacob Banks - Doing OK
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
Album Review: ‘Heaven (Deluxe Edition)’ by Rebecca Ferguson